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Postgraduate research opportunities

Christchurch Heart Institute Clinical Research

Supervisors
Professor Mark Richards, Professor Richard Troughton
Level
PhD

Genome sequencing and human susceptibility to Legionella longbeachae infection

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr Sandy Slow, Associate Professor John Pearson
Level
Honours

Biofabrication of hybrid scaffolds for skeletal regenerative medicine

Supervisors
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Dr Khoon Lim
Level
PhD

Oxygen control in 3D-bioprinted osteochondral constructs

Supervisors
Dr Gabriella Lindberg, and Associate Professor Tim Woodfield
Level
PhD

Controlling the microRNAs that contribute to adipocyte-driven progression in breast cancer cells

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Dr Anna Pilbrow, Associate Professor Margaret Currie
Level
Honours

The Epigenetic Effects of Legionella longbeachae infection

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Sandy Slow, Dr Aaron Stevens
Level
Honours

Predicting acute kidney injury in patients with heart failure

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Dr Moritz Lasse, Dr Judy McKenzie, Dr Tim Prickett
Level
Honours

Antibiotic failure in tuberculosis due to interactions with myeloperoxidase, an enzyme released by immune cells

Close date
Saturday, 20 June 2020
Supervisors
Dr Louisa Ashby, Dr Heather Parker, Professor Tony Kettle
Level
Honours

Master’s or PhD project to evaluate Transient Ischaemic Attack epidemiology and services in New Zealand.

Close date
Friday, 15 May 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Anna Ranta, Professor Jeroen Douwes
Levels
PhD, Master’s

New Zealand National Stoke Register: How can we do better?

Close date
Friday, 15 May 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Anna Ranta
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Improving Patient Outcomes through Primary Care Stroke Electronic Decision Support

Close date
Friday, 15 May 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Anna Ranta
Levels
PhD, Master’s

The role of maternal diet on miRNA expression in preimplantation blastocysts

Close date
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Supervisors
Dr Clint Gray, Dr Max Berry, Dr Rebecca Dyson
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

The effects of maternal fructose intake on adult offspring the hepatic proteomics and metabolomics

Close date
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Supervisors
Dr Clint Gray, Dr Max Berry, Dr Rebecca Dyson
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Endometrial cancer: projects available in genomic, cell biology, clinical and public health areas

Supervisors
Dr Claire Henry, Professor Alec Ekeroma
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Adrenergic innervation following preterm birth

Close date
Friday, 1 May 2020
Supervisors
Dr Rebecca Dyson, Dr Max Berry
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Preterm birth and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease beginning in childhood

Close date
Friday, 1 May 2020
Supervisors
Dr Rebecca Dyson, Dr Clint Gray, Dr Max Berry
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Renal contribution to cardiovascular dysfunction following preterm birth

Close date
Friday, 1 May 2020
Supervisors
Dr Rebecca Dyson, Dr Max Berry, Dr Clint Gray
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours


The effects of optimal micronutrient intake on human health and immunity

Close date
Friday, 3 April 2020
Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
PhD

A range of injury-related projects are available

Close date
Saturday, 21 March 2020
Supervisors
Dr Helen Harcombe, Professor Sarah Derrett
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Intra-cranial injuries and quality of life/disability outcomes

Close date
Saturday, 21 March 2020
Supervisors
Dr Helen Harcombe, Professor Sarah Derrett
Level
Master’s

Hydrogen sulfide and substance P in inflammatory disease

Close date
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Supervisor
Professor Madhav Bhatia
Level
PhD


Paediatric diabetes

Close date
Saturday, 1 February 2020
Supervisor
Dr Martin de Bock
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Topics in the moral economy of healthcare

Close date
Saturday, 1 February 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye
Level
PhD

Learning from fatalities - understanding how we prevent work-related fatal injury

Close date
Friday, 31 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Rebbecca Lilley
Levels
Honours, Master’s, PhD

Molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Rachel Purcell
Level
PhD

The microbiome and diverticular disease

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Rachel Purcell
Level
PhD

Biomarkers of response to radiotherapy in rectal cancer

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Rachel Purcell
Level
PhD

Epidemiological and outcome study of anal cancer

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Diverticular disease in Canterbury

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Outcomes of colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Epidemiological studies of colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Biomarkers and gastrointestinal disease

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Host iron status and gastrointestinal disease

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Gut bacteria and colorectal cancer

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Early onset colorectal cancer

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

MRI, Computed Tomography, and Ultrasound

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Computer-aided diagnosis and image processing

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Virtual Reality in medicine

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Medical data visualisation

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

X-ray dosimetry

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

X-ray detector physics and scanner design

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Image reconstruction

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Cardiovascular and atheroma imaging

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Fracture risk assessment and treatment monitoring of osteoporosis using MARS

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Spectral imaging of breast and ovarian cancer cell models in vivo with nanoparticles and possible drug targets

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Spectral imaging (MARS imaging)

Close date
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Psychotherapy for mood disorders

Close date
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Jenny Jordan, Dr Maree Inder, Associate Professor Sue Luty
Level
PhD

Psychological adaptation to medical illness

Close date
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Lois Surgenor
Level
PhD

Personality disorders and treatment

Close date
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Roger Mulder, Dr Dave Carlyle
Level
PhD

Māori mental health

Close date
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Cameron Lacey
Level
PhD

Longitudinal health and social outcomes

Close date
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Joe Boden
Level
PhD

Obesity

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Lois Surgenor, Dr Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Eating disorders

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Lois Surgenor, Dr Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Neurocognitive interventions

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Richard Porter, Dr Katie Douglas
Level
PhD

Anxiety disorders and treatment

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Caroline Bell, Dr Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Addiction and co-existing disorders

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Doug Sellman, Associate Professor Simon Adamson, Dr James Foulds
Level
PhD

Clinical trials

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Jonathan Williman
Level
PhD

Epidemiological and methodological research using large administrative data sets

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Jonathan Williman
Level
PhD

Qualitative methods

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Tobacco control and vaping

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Pleasure and health

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Critical approaches to public health and health promotion

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Health professionals and interprofessional boundaries

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Bayesian date mining in pharmacovigilance

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr John Pearson
Level
PhD

Institutional performance comparisons

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr John Pearson
Level
PhD

Causal inference

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr John Pearson
Level
PhD

Bayesian modelling

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr John Pearson
Level
PhD

Health services and epidemiological research-using administrative data

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Phil Hider
Level
PhD

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Phil Hider
Level
PhD

Patient safety and quality improvement

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Phil Hider
Level
PhD

Evidence-based practice

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Phil Hider
Level
PhD

Environmental health policy

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Cheryl Brunton
Level
PhD

Communicable diseases epidemiology and policy

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Cheryl Brunton
Level
PhD

Qualitative approaches

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Level
PhD

Vulnerable populations

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Level
PhD

Social policy

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Level
PhD

Social determinants of health

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Gillian Abel
Level
PhD

Paediatric surgery

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Spencer Beasley
Level
PhD

Paediatric respiratory diseases

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Philip Pattemore
Level
PhD

Paediatric infectious diseases

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Tony Walls
Level
PhD

Paediatrics and gastroenterology

Close date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Neurorehabilitation research

Close date
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Supervisors
Dr Debbie Snell, Dr Jennifer Dunn, Dr Jo Nunnerley
Level
PhD

Advanced 3D printing and bio-fabrication

Close date
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Professor Gary Hooper, Dr Khoon Lim
Level
PhD

Orthopaedic medical devices

Close date
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Professor Gary Hooper, Dr Khoon Lim
Level
PhD

Translational tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Professor Gary Hooper, Dr Khoon Lim
Level
PhD

Heart disease

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr John Elliott
Level
PhD

Cardiovascular genomics and proteomics

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Vicky Cameron, Dr Anna Pilbrow, Dr Allamanda Faatoese, Dr Moritz Lasse
Level
PhD

Translational biodiscovery

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Chris Pemberton, Associate Professor Tim Yandle, Professor Mark Richards
Level
PhD

Clinical research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Mark Richards, Professor Richard Troughton, Dr John Lainchbury
Level
PhD

Cardiac physiology

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Miriam Rademaker, Associate Professor David Jardine
Level
PhD

Neurotechology research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Richard Jones
Level
PhD

Pain research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson
Level
PhD

Clinical orthopaedic research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Gary Hooper, Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Dr Debbie Snell, Dr Jennifer Dunn
Level
PhD

Gynaecological cancer research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Peter Sykes, Dr Kenny Chitcholtan
Level
PhD

Cell and Protein Regulation

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Peter Sykes
Level
PhD

Nursing practice

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Virginia Jones, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Health professional education

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Dr Jenny Conder
Level
PhD

Health services delivery

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Health leadership

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton
Level
PhD

Mental health

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Marie Crowe
Level
PhD

Family-centred care

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Dr Virginia Jones, Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Women’s health

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Beverley Burrell
Level
PhD

Intellectual or learning disability

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Management of long-term conditions

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Virginia Jones, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Respiratory medicine research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Lutz Beckert, Dr. Michael Maze
Level
PhD

Parkinson’s and related disorders

Supervisors
Professor Tim Anderson (clinical neurology), Dr Michael MacASkill (movement), Dr Tracy Melzer (brain imaging), Dr Toni Pitcher (PD imaging and epidemiology)
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Health education research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Tim Wilkinson
Level
PhD

Christchurch clinical pharmacology research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Matt Doogue
Level
PhD

Rheumatology and immunology research

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Lisa Stamp
Level
PhD

Age and ageing

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

General practice

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Les Troop
Level
PhD

Intensive care

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Geoff Shaw
Level
PhD

Models of anaesthetic agent uptake to develop tools to predict the rate of delivery to patients

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor Ross Kennedy
Level
PhD

Anaesthesia and pain medicine

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Supervisor
Professor Edward Shipton
Level
PhD

Targeting cell cycle and apoptosis mediators in ALK+ lung cancer

Close date
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Supervisor
Associate Professor John Ashton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

The Development of Nitric Oxide Donor Drugs as Targeted Anti-Cancer Therapeutics

Close date
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Supervisor
Dr Gregory Giles
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Electrical stimulation of the vestibular system as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Close date
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Supervisors
Professor Paul F. Smith, Research Associate Professor Yiwen Zheng
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Applying human drug discovery approaches to kauri die back disease

Close date
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Supervisor
Professor Michelle Glass
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Molecular determinants of brain metastasis in breast cancer

Close date
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Supervisors
Dr Heather Cunliffe, Dr Sarah Diermeier
Level
Honours

Molecular characterisation of the Fn14 gene promoter in neoplastic disease

Close date
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Supervisor
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Investigating biomarkers of Phase II endocrine resistance in breast cancer

Close date
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Supervisor
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Level
Master’s

Targeting energy metabolism in melanoma

Close date
Friday, 29 November 2019
Supervisors
Dr Euan Rodger, Professor Michael Eccles, Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee
Levels
Honours, Master’s, PhD

Self-regulation among older drivers

Close date
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Supervisors
Dr Rebecca Brookland, Professor Jennie Connor
Level
Master’s

Driving and transport practices among older Māori

Close date
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Supervisors
Dr Rebecca Brookland, Associate Professor Sue Crengle
Level
Master’s

Identifying genetic causes of altered growth in NZ children

Close date
Thursday, 10 October 2019
Supervisor
Dr Louise Bicknell
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s

Hydrogen sulfide in inflammation

Close date
Friday, 20 December 2019
Supervisor
Professor Madhav Bhatia
Levels
PhD, Honours

Identification and characterisation of protein-protein interactions in cell migration

Close date
Sunday, 16 August 2020
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Level
PhD

Regulation of cell migration in cancer

Close date
Monday, 15 June 2020
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cancer genomics and inherited risk

Close date
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Supervisor
Dr Logan Walker
Level
PhD

Multiple projects are available to extend our understanding of Māori health and health inequities

Close date
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Supervisor
Dr Emma Wyeth
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Genomics of disease and drug responses

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr Simone Cree, Dr Simran Maggo, Associate Professor John Pearson
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Cancer cell invasion: Defining mechanisms underpinning deregulation of the Fn14 signalling axis

Close date
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Supervisor
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Level
PhD